Care for Children & Old Age in South Sudan (CCOSS) is a National NGO founded and registered with Rehabilitation & Relief Commission (RRC), No. 060 in the year 2005 and with the Ministry of Legal Affairs & Constitutional Development (MLA&CD), currently, the Ministry of Justice, No.345 in the year 2008. Since its inception, CCOSS has been working in Jonglei, Lakes and Warrap states since the year 2004 and has over the years developed experience and can deliver results in a cost effective and efficient manner.
Right from its inception, CCOSS has been rooted in South Sudanese communities. The established of CCOSS in 2004 was a response to the felt needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized in the society; that is the elderly, children and the women. The elderly, women and children suffered much more during the war, and as such, there was a felt need to establish an instrument that would spearhead empowerment on their behalf. This situation is not any better even after the country become independent.
CCOSS is an active member of the following forums; at the National level, it’s a member of the National NGO Forum, Protection, Education, Wash, Health, FSL and NFIs cluster forum in Juba; while at the State level, it’s a member of Protection, Education, Health, FSL and NFIs cluster and WASH cluster and Inter agencies forum.
Due to its ability to implement complex projects in a relatively short period, CCOSS has been funded by various organizations and has successfully implemented various projects in the communities. As a result, the organization has developed tremendous goodwill with the community members, community gatekeepers such as the traditional leaders, local authorities and the government, following the establishment of a good working relationship.
One particular project to demonstrate CCOSS’s goodwill with the community was during the construction of a Primary School; where the community members were mobilized to raise resources for the school, provide labour during construction, food for the workers during construction among others.
CCOSS’s roots in the communities is symbolized and strengthened by its governance structure. The Board of Directors is comprised of South Sudanese with vast experience and qualifications in different
Today, we continue to work in the places where it is hardest to be a child because we believe that is where we are needed the most.
Care for Children & Old Age in South Sudan is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.
We put women and girls in the center because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.
Independent of political, commercial, military, ethnic or religious objectives Care for Children & Old Age in South Sudan promotes the protection of humanitarian space. We provide assistance on the basis of need, regardless of race, creed or nationality addressing the rights of vulnerable groups, particularly women and girls.
Care for Children & Old Age in South Sudan follows a set of Programming Principles in our emergency, rehabilitation and long-term development work. Care for Children & Old Age in South Sudan’s principles are aligned with those of many other humanitarian agencies, and include:
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